Telemedicine – the provision of long-distance clinical healthcare, harnessing readily accessible health-related information and telecommunications technologies, has seen a rather dramatic change over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2017, the Israeli government passed the Government Decision 2316, aiming to promote Israel’s global leadership in this sector through 2 vectors: 1/ promoting and developing the Israeli industry and 2/ promoting solutions to mobility challenges.
ITPI has recently contributed an opinion at the request of the Knesset Research and Information Center (RIC) to a review (in Hebrew) on the issue of making technology accessible to people with disabilities, put together by the former.
The Digital Transformation of our society has been evolving for some years, yet deep structural changes requiring investment in physical infrastructures, innovation of policy and legislation and public-wide changing of old habits have been slow to follow.
Health systems in Israel and around the world have been dealing recently with the outbreak of the new Coronavirus. Since Covid-19 is a new disease, research into it is of great importance to developing new ways of management and treatment.
The Israeli Privacy Protection Authority Guidelines concerning privacy at the entrance to work and commercial places within the fight against Coronavirus
In the midst of the Coronavirus health crisis, as the economy gradually returns to routine and commercial activity and work resumes, non-invasive temperature testing and health questioning are becoming a condition for allowing entry into workplaces.
The Supreme Court today received petitions directed against the Government’s decision to authorize the Israel Security Agency, with the approval of the Intelligence and Secret Services Parliament Subcommittee to implement technological measures.
Guidance to help K-12 School Administrators and Educators Protect Student Privacy during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Schools are facing tough privacy questions as COVID-19 continues to spread across the world. In particular, schools are grappling with how to inform public health officials of health incidents among students, while still respecting their students’ privacy.
The Government of Israel has activated two parallel and separate digital programs against the spread of the Covid-19. Both programs interact with a central data base of diagnosed patients and their full movements in the 14 days prior to their diagnosis.
The Prime Minister announced the government is planning to use technology to fight COVID-19. They hope to adopt the capabilities usually reserved to Israel’s General Security Service, which to this day have been restricted to fighting terrorism.